From The New York Shitty Inbox: Ad Hoc Rock

Last Sunday afternoon I happened to find myself in Williamsburg. As I was approaching Kent Avenue I began to hear music. LOUD MUSIC.

What the fuck?

I asked myself. Sure enough, when I reached East River State Park I found my answer: they were having a concert event. I don’t think I have ever seen this park crawling with as many people as I did that day. Naturally I got the hell out of dodge STAT.

It’s not that I do not like music or concerts. I do. I simply do not like large crowds of people. I prefer my entertainment to be on a more intimate  scale. “Unplugged”, if you will. Which brings me to the following.

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Tony (who took the above photographs) writes:

On the way to the farmer’s market we found quite a post-video-game-rock-out mess at the little park on Driggs & McGuinness.

A lot of Polish dudes sleep on cardboard inside there, but I doubt these have anything to do with them.

I most emphatically disagree. For all we know among this gaggle of Garden Spot guydom is the next Eddie Van Halen, Ted Nugent, Randy Rhaods, or— if we’re really lucky— Pete Townshend!

Miss Heather


5 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox: Ad Hoc Rock

  1. d on Tue, 28th Jul 2009 8:14 pm
  2. I hate crowds too but my love of music makes me put up with it much of the time. I had heard the pool parties were going on at East River now but went down there a couple of weeks ago, forgetting this, to read. I heard the music and remembered soon enough, at least I have Transmitter Park if I want to sit out and read. McCarren is too crowded generally on weekends.

  3. missheather on Tue, 28th Jul 2009 8:24 pm
  4. McCarren Park on the weekends is a nightmare. I prefer the park at the end of Manhattan Avenue. 😉

  5. Tony From Kent Street on Wed, 29th Jul 2009 7:52 am
  6. I have to say, I love the crowds, local concentrations of people. I love how filled up McCarren is on the weekends. I love to walk through it. I love to stare at the old people and the young people. Growing up in a very non-crowded part of this country made me long for crowds, at least the kinds that are fairly harmonious. You want solitude? Go to Vermont.

  7. Christo on Wed, 29th Jul 2009 10:19 am
  8. “I prefer the park at the end of Manhattan Avenue” Agreed!!!!

  9. Rebecca11222 on Wed, 29th Jul 2009 6:24 pm
  10. Working adults I know (who live on the outskirts of the Park – up to North 9th) can’t stand the pool parties. Not only are their weekends (days of rest) infringed upon by concerts they are FORCED to attend (because of where they live); but they then have the pleasure of wading through a trashed Bedford/ Driggs/ Berry/ Roebling on Sunday & then Monday morning and evening.

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